Dr. Marvin Lewis
My wife and I were looking forward to spending a few days
at the home of a friend in Palm Springs, California. He had
delivered a key to us a few days earlier, saying, Our winter
home in Palm Springs is unoccupied. You and your wife go out
there and take a little vacation as my guests.
We found the house and , with keen anticipation, went to the door and put the key into the lock. It would not fit. We tried the back door. No results, Our friend had given us the wrong key, and all of his good intentions did not get us into the house. We spent the night in a hotel.
The right key is even more important in the spiritual realm. If you hope to get into Heaven, you ought to be very sure that your key will unlock the door to eternal life.
Our friend's mistake cost us only a little disappointment and the price of accommodations for one night. But what will it cost the person who depends on the wrong key to get him into Heaven? The cost is too great to be calculated.
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36, 37).
Many people are depending upon the wrong key to get them into Heaven. The key of good works and moral deeds will not unlock the door;
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast ."(Ephesians 2:8,9).
Religion without Christ is no good. In fact, the only key that will unlock the door to Heaven is the key of personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The way of salvation is made so clear in the Word of God that no one need be deceived or disappointed. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father but by me.
Jesus Christ is the key to the door of Heaven, He said, I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved." (John 10:9).
Have you put your trust and faith in Jesus Christ? If so, you possess the right key. If not, I hope you will repent of your sins and trust Him today. He invites you to believe on Him, and He said, "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:37).
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you with eternal decisions,
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